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Can You Get Hiv From Fingering With A Scab

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hiv or hep from scab

is it possible to get hep b or c or hiv from an infected person by shaking hands if say i had a scab on myne or having them sit on my bedding
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No, we are only concerned about active blood exposure to an open wound. Dr. M Read more »

Nail Clippers, scabs, and HIV transmission

I have a habit of using nail clippers to peel of scabs on my body..which usually results in... Read more »

Crusting with HIV rash?

Does the HIV rash crust like other rashes say example chickenpox ??? maybe a foolish question ... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...during one of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...by dividing total hemoglobin by the total number of red blood cells. Platelets (PT) help stop bleeding by forming clots and scabs. If you don't have enough platelets, you might get internal bleeding or you could bruise easily. People with HIV... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This could... Read more »
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Blemishes and scabs- HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a low risk exsposure. I have a bunch of little neeldepoint-sized scabs all over my legs and arms, and I have many small light brown blemishes. Are these HIV symptoms? Read more »

Fingering question

Posted by mechfab, 4 Replies
...friend and inserted my fingers inside her vagina for a bout 10 mins., Now I checked my hand and there was no sores or cuts, scabs. This Happened May 5th. She went for her yearly exam and had an std screening and a hiv test on May 28th. All came... Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...bleeding nor did it look like it was bleeding at the time when i was fingering the women. the next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the... Read more »

low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip, not sure if that was a risk or not. no ejaculate in my mouth. i just... Read more »